Today's News

  • Shoals stymies Bulldogs

    SHOALS—With 6-foot-9 center Jon Sherfick, Shoals overpowered Cannelton in-side for a 61-37 boys basketball victory Saturday.
    The Jug Rox held Cannelton to 23.6 percent field-goal shooting.
    Sherfick blocked only one shot but his presence apparently deterred the Bulldogs from driving for close shots.
    He “got a lot of defensive rebounds,” though “overall for rebounding I thought we did OK—better than we have been,” said Cannelton Coach Brian Garrett.

  • Marksmen 3-2 in tourney; top Chargers

    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Justin Alvarez went 5-0 to lead Tell City to third place in its own six-team, round-robin wrest-ling tourney Saturday.
    Tell City beat Wood Memorial 48-24, Mitchell 39-33, and Apollo 49-28 but lost to North Posey 38-29 and to Heritage Hills 55-18.
    Tell City Coach Joe Litherland knew that Heritage Hills, which raised its season record to 9-1, would be tough to beat. But he thought the Marksmen had a good shot at North Posey.

  • Kohnert leads Tell City past Rebels

    Sports Correspondent

    TELL CITY—Tell City made 7 of 8 free throws late to hold off South Central 60-53 in boys basketball Saturday.
    South Central had whittled a 10-point Marksman lead to four, 53-49, after Jason Boston hit 1 of 2 free throws.
    Chris Kohnert grabbed the rebound of the second free throw and was fouled. He made both his free throws.
    After a South Central miss and a Tell City charge, Tell City fouled Bobby Sampson. He made both free throws to make it a four-point game with 0:37 left.

  • Hot 3rd quarter propels PC past Mater Dei

    Sports Editor

    LEOPOLD—Changing defenses in the third quarter helped energize Perry Central’s boys basketball team Saturday.
    Mater Dei’s changing defenses also helped the Commodores as they beat the Wildcats 59-57.
    The Commodores trailed 28-18 after an uninspired second quarter in which they hit only 2 of 10 shots from the field. They hit 7 of 23 in the first half, including 0 of 4 from three-point range.

  • Cookbooks to raise funds for Memory Walk

    TELL CITY – Anita Sanders, team captain for Kroessman Krusanders Alzheimer’s fundraising team, and co-chair Nadina Paulin are selling cookbooks to raise money for the 2012 Memory Walk benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association.

    The books will sell for $12.50 each and all proceeds will go to the association. Anyone interested in purchasing a book can contact Sanders at 547-6787 or 719-0816.
    “These will make Christmas gifts,” Sanders said, adding the team will sell the cookbooks until the walk in October 2012.

  • USA College of Medicine welcomes Fortwendel as assistant professor

    MOBILE, Ala. – Dr. Jarrod Fortwendel was recently appointed assistant professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

    Fortwendel is a member of the American Society of Microbiology in addition to having a medical technology certification with the American Society of Clinical Pathologists.
    Prior to his appointment at USA, he completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Duke University in the Molecular Mycology and Pathogenesis Training Program.

  • Ribbon-cutting ceremony at Twilight Towers

    Twilight Towers in Tell City hosted a ribbon-cutting Dec. 4 to celebrate the completion of a dining-room addition. Pictured at the ribbon cutting, front row, from left, are Bart Peter; Donna Herrmann; Tell City Housing Authority Executive Director Bobbi Polster; Walter Graves, chairman of the housing authority board; Tell City Mayor Barbara Ewing and Jon Coyle. Back row: Rick Hess; Chris Coyle; Jerry Weatherholt; Kim Huck (hidden); Cathy Robbins and Angie Braunecker. An open house followed the ribbon-cutting with dancing that evening. The band Crosswind provided the music.

  • Birth announcements, Dec. 15

    Caden Charles Stafford
    Anthony and Beth Stafford of Tell City announce the birth of their son, Caden Charles Stafford, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Tell City.
    The infant weighed 4 pounds, 10 ounces and was 18 inches long.
    Mrs. Stafford is the former Beth Coyle. Caden has three older siblings, Jordyn Stafford, 21⁄2, Laci Thomas, 22, and Hannah Stafford, 11.

  • COLUMN: Memories of Perry County chestnut trees remain

    By LARRY MURDOCK, Guest Columnist

    The hilly woodlands of Perry County, Indiana, were once rich in American chestnuts. Tall trees they were, renowned for their rot-resistant wood, tannin-rich bark and sweet nuts people delighted in roasting at their winter fires.

  • Correction

    A reader called to inform the News that numbers in a story headlined, “Young Perry County men outnumber women,” in Monday’s edition didn’t seem to add up. He was right, they didn’t seem to, because a chart with the story showed females outnumbering males.

    The 2010 census figures do show that there are more men than women county-wide, but women are more numerous than men in Cannelton, Tell City and Troy.